Term 3 Week 1
FRIDAY 26TH JULY
- Naidoc Mass
- 2HB will be performing at the school assembly
Term 3 Week 2
WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY
- Kindy Readiness Program 2.10pm-3.10pm
THURSDAY 1ST AUGUST
- P&F Meeting 6.30pm
Term 3 Week 3
TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST
- Yr 3/4 Mass 10am in the school chapel
FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST
- Book Club orders due, please place orders online via LOOP
Term 3 Week 4
MONDAY 12TH AUGUST
- Canteen Red Day
WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST
- NR public speaking competition
- Kindy Readiness Program 2.10pm-3.10pm
THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST
- Assumption Mass Yr 3-6 Cathedral 10am
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Thank you to all who have sent in the money for the Spellathon. Prize winners for fundraising will be announced at the end of term assembly. All your support is greatly appreciated. Our Spelling Bee competition was a very exciting event and great fun. We hope it will be part of our House Points competition every year. Thanks to Mr Angus for all his organisation. The money raised is being used to pay for all the new Chrome Books in the Library.
NORTHERN REGION ATHLETICS
Last Wednesday was our last year of hosting the regional athletics for a while. My thanks to all the helpers on the field and in the canteen. You all did a terrific job. Special thanks to Cathy McCarthy for such terrific organisation over the past 3 years. Your hard work is much appreciated.
Our ‘P’ themed disco was a great success. People were very imaginative. I saw a; polygon, punk, penguin, princess, prince, policeman, pizza, pongo, principal, person, pancho, pyjamas, polar bear, panda –Just to name a few. Thanks for all the helpers.
Our school is part of very important learning project in our diocese. Staff here are building our teaching skills to engage students and challenge them. One of the ways we are doing this is to challenge students to justify why they think in a certain way. A simple example is we ask a child a problem like “I have 2 oranges I buy 6 more –how many do I have?” They might jump in with the answer is “8”. They would then be challenged with "how do you know this" or "show someone else how you worked it out". This is what we call exploratory talk. Research has shown that this approach increases greatly the number of questions students ask and the number of solutions they come up with for problems. Therefore there is far more generated talk in the classroom about learning and this is great preparation for a lot of the ways organisations run these days.
‘In human societies there will always be differences of views and interests. But the reality today is that we are interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue’ (The Dalai Lama,1997)
End of Semester 1 reports are due to go out on the last day of Term – Friday 5th July. Please remember that another Parent/ Teacher interview can be requested in Term 3 if you wish to discuss any of the report.
Science - An excursion to the desert
It can be hard to imagine how any form of life could survive in the extreme temperatures and dryness of a desert environment. Yet in our current Science unit ‘Desert Survivors’, we have been discovering that an amazing diversity of plants and animals can still be found.
In a recent lesson, we identified why camels were used for explorations of Central Australia; we made claims about which structural features help camels survive in desert environments and we discussed their behavioural and structural adaptations.
Opinions about The Boy and the Spy
Disclaimer: The writing has my opinions and mine alone, whilst the quotes are other people’s opinions, and the description about the story is based upon notes, not the story itself.
So, because of teachers, confusing tasks and capitalism, I’m doing a review about ‘The Boy and The Spy’:a tale of two people meeting in Sicily underneath a cliff in a cavern.
In this story there is an orphan named Antonio, who was adopted and raised by a woman named Nina. When the boy is around twelve years old, he draws a picture of Hitler and Mussolini with their heads on pigs’ bodies. After he places the image on a car owned by the Italian soldiers, the soldier who was nearby chases Antonio, with Antonio jumping off a cliff into the water below. The boy finds a cave beneath the cliff and swims inside. Inside the cave is an American spy named Chris, who crash-landed and is gravely injured. This meeting spawns a tale of sadness, anger and peace. A tale of happiness, grief and war. In other words it’s a great story that blends emotions & events into wonderfully woven tapestry.
By Pieter Sillis 5/6M
Here are some comments from some of my classmates about how they found the book:
‘I think The Boy and The Spy is interesting because it tells you all about the Second World War, who was involved and the history of it.’ Sam Webster
‘It is action packed with the author creating twists through characters’ choices. It is worth the read.’ Riley Hudson-Gardner
‘I really enjoyed ‘The Boy and The Spy’ as it was an engaging and interesting storyline. Every chapter would leave a cliffhanger making me want to hear more. It’s also set in the timezone of World War Two, which I find super interesting. I would definitely recommend it this to an older audience and I would rate 8.5/10 stars.’ Zoe Carroll.
‘I thought the narrative was good. However, it wasn’t my favourite as I am not into war-themed books. Antonio is a boy in World War Two that has come across a spy. They have adventures together to try to get the spy back to America. It’s a good book that I think it is worth reading.’ Nadine Jassani
‘I absolutely loved the Boy and The Spy, it was filled to the brim with action, adventure and surprises. This book was amazing, I would rate it 11/10 stars.’ Ryan Lemay
‘I think that The Boy and the Spy was exciting because after every chapter there was a cliffhanger. It has also given me lots of information about World War Two.’ Claudia Maple-Brown
‘I think the book called The Boy and The Spy was very engaging and hooked me. The Boy and The Spy takes you back to World War 2.’ Thomas Cunningham
“I thought ‘The Boy and The Spy’ was fabulous! It had a lot of amazing tension at the end of some chapters. I loved it because I love the adventure genre. Suspense was built around every corner of this book! I would recommend this to Years 4-6 or teachers to read to the class. Chris is an American spy and Antonio is the boy that finds him and helps him.If you choose to read this book, I have one word for you: ENJOY!” Bridie Carey
‘I like the part of the puppet show from ‘The Boy and the Spy’. It is entertaining, sad and funny.’ Kayla Picker
‘The Boy and The Spy was fantastic it really got me on the edge of my seat! The only part I didn’t of this amazing book was when my teacher Mr Moss stopped reading!’ Teagan Crooks
‘I think The Boy and The Spy was a great book because you have thrillers around every corner with intensity and pages of the book that will leave you guessing.’ Carthew Small
‘I think The Boy and The Spy is pretty good: the drama, the suspense and the way it was laid out, like at the puppet theater when the German soldiers barged in, in the middle of the show. If I could rate this, it would be a 9/10. I would recommend this book to future readers.’ Max Stephenson
‘I think Felice Arena was pretty accurate about what happened in World War 2. Especially the bomb mentioned in the book (at that point that raised the suspense for me). I think The Boy And The Spy is a really unique book and I think it should be in our school library.’ Vasilios Papazoglou
‘I thought the The Boy and The Spy was really good, I recommend it for Year Three and up. It was based in World War Two. It’s not my favourite book in the world but it still was good. It is a good reading challenge, it had Italian words with German and English too. The Boy and The Spy had to face challenges. There were lots of characters in the book, the two main characters names were Antonio and Chris. I really enjoyed the book.’ Bobby Remington
‘It’s an okay story, but would be better for older kids.’ Thomas Watson
‘My opinion for The Boy and The Spy is that it is a good book but not my favorite because I didn't find it too entertaining, but I do recommend it to people that like to adventure and have a good imagination.’ Elsie Apps
‘I really liked the Boy and The Spy. Why? Well it is very adventurous and it keeps you reading. You just want more and there's a mystery around every corner.
Characters: Chris,Antonio,Simonetta,Franco, Antonio’s Aunty,Viper and Mama Nina.’ Molly Chamberlain
‘I thought The Boy and The Spy was amazing, it really hooked me . It was great how it was involved with World War 2.’ Callum Muldrew
‘So The Boy and the Spy was a fantastic book. There was a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter so it leaves you curious about what happens next. But if you dive to deep you get stuck in World War 2 with Chris the spy, Antonio the boy and all his other friends to help Chris escape, I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure.’ Thomas Ratcliff
NSWCPS Cross Country Results
Elsie Apps: Time 14:44 Place 19 of 56 Canberra 1 of 5
Alexander Skeffington: Time 13:22 Place 23 of 58 Canberra 1 of 6
Ryan Cachia: Time 15:23 Place 35 of 58 Canberra 3 of 6
Emma Seaman: Time 15:07 Place 33 of 56 Canberra 4 of 5
Northern Region Athletics
A big thank you to all the parents and staff that made last week’s NR Athletics carnival possible! Officiating, distributing ribbons, setting up, cooking, serving in the canteen and donating slices all contributed to a successful day. House Captains, Nadine, Charlie and Ben also did a great job making sure the results moved quickly from the recorder to the computer and out again. We sincerely appreciate the generosity of Bryant’s Bakery who donated the bread and rolls for the BBQ! Thank you to Mr Arnold and the Trinity students who helped with field events, ribbons and timekeeping. Finally, thank you to Di’s Coffee Van for that much needed hot drink!
Our students performed very well on the day winning the overall champion school and three age champions. Fifteen students have qualified for the Archdiocesan carnival in August.
Age Champions (Medals will be presented at the week 10 assembly 2.45)
8-10yrs: William Hall (SGQ) & Ella Pearson (SPP)
11yrs: Elsie Apps (SPP) & Isaac Quade (SJG)
12-13yrs: Brodie Doyle (MCY) & Zali Gibson (SPP)
NR Athletics Team
Ella Pearson, Jaxon Anthony, Sophie Pearson, Kane Wilson, Bronte Blackwell-Thomaset, Harry Pagett, Claudia Maple-Brown, James Humphries, Elsie Apps, Zali Gibson, Molly Chamberlain, Bridie Carey, Lexie Maple-Brown, Megan Zahrouni, Molly Baxter, 8-10yrs Relay (Sophie, Ella, Bronte & Molly) and 11-13yrs Relay (Claudia, Elsie, Molly & Zali).
Well done to Elsie Apps who competed in the Lidcombe Auburn Cycle Club - LACC Dooleys Junior Tour on the weekend. Elsie finished 6th on overall GC and 1st place First Year U13 girls GC.
NSW Netball Schools Cup
Five teams from years 3-6 competed in the NSW Netball Schools Cup in Goulburn last week. Thank you to Belinda Crooks for coaching the Yr 5/6 Blue team and to our Trinity umpires; Sarah, Hannah, Tess, Parnika & Erin.
Yr 5/6 Blue: Teagan Crooks, Kane Wilson, Tai O’Brien, Mac Ferris, Claudia Maple-Brown, Zali Gibson, Carlie Kennedy, Aimon Payne, Bobby Remington & Alexander Skeffington.
Yr 5/6 Maroon: Ryan Cachia, Emma Seaman, Sophie Smithers, Molly Baxter, Isaac Foley, Carthew Small, Alex Picker, Elsie Apps & Chloe Holmes.
Yr 5/6 White: Shylah Marshall, Baxter Bogg, Molly Chamberlain, Thomas Watson, Mia Dillon, Christopher Watson, Tiana Knapp, Marley Parlett & Zoe Carroll.
Yr 3/4 Blue: Will Turner, Jack Randall, Charli Sillis, Dakota Wilson, Emma Tremble, Ruby Cunningham & Paige Kennedy.
Yr 3/4 Maroon: Jachob Payne, Sam Ford, Ruby Lynn, Monet Remington, Charlize Arnold, Lexie Maple-Brown, Olivia Trotman & Isabelle Holmes.
NSWPSSA- Primary Hockey - Girls - Championship
Zali Gibson is currently in Newcastle representing MacKillop at the NSWPSSA Hockey Championships. MacKillop will play South Coast, Hunter, Sydney South West, Sydney West, Western and CIS before play offs on Thursday. Field 1 games on Thursday will be Livestreamed on the NSW School Sport Unit YouTube channel. Best of luck Zali!
We still have over 240 books overdue, please have a look around at home. Thank you to the Sieverts family for their donation of books to the Library.
Save the date!
Bookweek Book Parade is on Friday 23rd August. The theme this year is "Reading is my secret power". The parade is at 10am in the school hall. Students will parade in their costumes as a class and it is a fun day for all.
Bandwidth Remediation Upgrade
The IT Network in all Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn schools, will be upgraded this year. Last month it was reported that two vendors (TPG and Telstra), have been awarded the contract and they have now begun working with ICT to prepare the fibre-optic connections to schools. The Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn ICT Team have been busy procuring all the required hardware, which is currently undergoing configuration and testing, prior to delivery to schools.
Presently the ICT team is working with the vendors to develop an indicative delivery schedule, which will be shared with schools once complete. Target dates will be revised as the delivery process is refined with the vendors. Dates may change in response to factors outside our control i.e. vendor resource availability, local technical factors and variability in weather.
A reminder that Red Day will be held on Monday, 1st July. There will be no pre orders so please send money with your children if you wish for them to buy a treat at first break.
I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to seeing you all next term.
Thank you to these businesses who have already sponsored our 2019 Year Book, if you would like to sponsor the Year Book please complete the attached form.
Year Book Sponsors 2019
Stephen Yeadon Electrical
2WP and Goulburn Computer Services
Southern Highlands Food
MP Hogan Homes and Constructions
Goulburn Soldiers Club
Lee and Thomas
Brad Writer Constructions
Trinity Catholic College
Goulburn First National Real Estate
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Goulburn Medical Clinic
Marima Medical Clinic
The Comic Shop
RJ Sidney Craig
Craigs Hill Crematorium
Richardson and Wrench Goulburn Real Estate
Rapid Auto Repair
Randall Dutaillis Architects
Auburn Mane Design
The Coffee Club
Norm Mawdsley Plastering
Mick Seaman Plumbing
Goulburn Workers Club
Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company Presents
Friday 19 July at 6pm at The Goulburn Club, Market Street, Goulburn
Auditions and Orchestra Sign up
Sat 27 July 9am or 1pm or Sunday 28 July 9am at West Goulburn Primary School Hall, Elizabeth Street, Goulburn.
Go to Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company website for a copy of the information pack about auditions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your audition session.
The production is to be performed 22 Nov to 7 Dec. First rehearsal is Wed 7th August.